Saturday, January 31, 2015

Ad Hominem (or Feminam)

Well, if Michelle likes it...

First lady defends 'American Sniper' at veterans event

The cynic would say the Obamas are just trying to score points with the military and with regular, patriotic Americans.

Good Friday in Jerusalem




Lenten Retreat at HVC


Friday, January 30, 2015

Should Have Gone Last Weekend!



Links to photos.

Edit. More coverage:

Pope Francis Meets with the Joint Commission












Monastic Brewing

Brew Evangelization: The Ongoing Renaissance of Monastic Beer by Dr. R. Jared Staudt

As craft beer continues to rise in popularity in the United States, those responsible for creating western brewing practices are reclaiming their own

The Three Holy Hierarchs


Power Without Personalism


More PC Junk?

I oppose the demonization of Iranians, but this movie just sounds like Hollywood PC served straight: New Trailer for AMIRA & SAM!

Turns out the female character is Iraqi, not Iranian. High journalistic standards at AICN.

How about a movie about Iraqi Christians?

Twitch post and review

Related: Score two for PC casting... Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan to star in the remake of the superb French-language thriller, SLEEPLESS NIGHT!

This Probably Won't Dampen the Altar Girl Controversy

The program is open to both boys and girls.

NLM: A New Child Chorister Program at the San Francisco Oratory-in-Formation

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hwajung Casting News


Too Meek of a Response?


Not Enough





Maybe fathers need more time to begin with--


"Don't be an absent father."

More of the Same Old?


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Prava Sessions: AJ Lee (Full Episode)



From the NCBA Awards this past weekend:

Please Avoid the Use of Obvious CGI

Robert Downey, Jr. And The Director Of THE HELP And GET ON UP To Revisit The 1945 USS Indianapolis Disaster!!

Monastic Artisanship


Papal Pedestalizing

Pope Francis: women first and foremost in transmitting faith

Women are indispensable for raising and educating the young, especially in faith and religion. But eventually, if the children's growth in the Divine Life is to continue, their fathers must take over as the primary teacher -- this is the "normal" state of things and does not mean that God's mercy does not extend to those who do not have fathers or who have fathers who are not Christian (St. Augustine). But "grace does not destroy nature."

Observing that it is mainly women who pass on the faith may be a good observation. To generalize about the Church of all ages (especially the early Church) or to score points with women? That is bad pastoring. What are the reasons for fathers not being teachers in the lives of their children or active Catholics? Has the pope addressed these questions? This continued posturing, seemingly justified with ad hoc theological reasoning in his appeal to the Theotokos, does not help with the new evangelization.

Mary is the Mother of the Church and plays a role in the lives of all. Pray for us, especially for men who are trying to be good Christian men and fathers.

Wyoming Catholic College Hiring

Thomistica

"Trivium – The applicant should have a demonstrated background in teaching Logic and/or Rhetoric (both written and spoken would be strongly preferred), as well as knowledge of logical principles and rhetorical theory. Prior work in a college-level Writing Program, Writing Center, or Writing Across the Curriculum initiative would be ideal."

Why can't this be brought down to the secondary level?

Sacred Art That is Not Liturgical?

The problem of art in Anglophone Orthodoxy: a review essay by Richard Barrett

Interview with Christopher Tolkien

in which he speaks about Peter Jackson -- from 2012: My Father's "Eviscerated" Work - Son Of Hobbit Scribe J.R.R. Tolkien Finally Speaks Out

From a comment to a post at Vox Populi on a fan-edited version of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy. (Or anti-fan?)

Traitor to the Cause

Fr. Z: Girl altar servers: a woman’s perspective

Any Christological Heresies?

Sundance 2015 Review: LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT And The Closeness Of The Great Divide


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What the Church Should Be Doing

Sponsoring community gardens and composting.

Turning Waste into Wine: A Pilgrimage to the Composted Land by Sven Eberlein (Resilience)
Homeless Garden Project: Cultivating Community Through Urban Farming by Holloway (Resilience)

Snowball Fight!


Monday, January 26, 2015

Keeping Tabs on the Spooks Movie

From November: Release date confirmed for Spooks movie


Sunday, January 25, 2015

SHOT Show Instagram Coverage


Fr. Richard McBrien Has Passed